Chahal inspired by career-best

02 July 2018 09:05:41 EST

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is hoping to cause England problems when Virat Kohli's India face their hosts in a three-match Twenty20 international series.

The 27-year-old has enjoyed success against England before in T20 cricket and is also in fine form, having taken three wickers in each one of his last three Twenty20 international outings.

Bengaluru is still in my mind and I will try to repeat what I did in Bengaluru.

Yuzvendra Chahal

However, it is his career-best return of 6-25 in Bengaluru in February of last year that he is drawing most of his inspiration from ahead of the series opener at Old Trafford in Manchester on Tuesday.

Chahal told NDTV: "It was a memorable spell for me. I still recall it and watch the videos.

"Overseas will be a different thing altogether, but I am ready. Bengaluru is still in my mind and I will try to repeat what I did in Bengaluru.

"I have invented a couple of variations and I will use them against them. I have two (new) deliveries in my arsenal."

India go into the series shorn of the services of Jasprit Bumrah after he suffered a broken left thumb against Ireland, with the seamer having been one of the most effective performers in the shortest form of the game in recent times.

The only previous meeting between England and India in a T20 international at Old Trafford came in August 201, when the hosts claimed a six-wicket victory after bowling the tourists out for 165.

Alex Hales, who made a duck in that game, is 4/1 to be top England batsman on Tuesday, with Jason Roy priced at 10/3, while Chahal is 11/4 to be top team bowler for India.

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